When was the last time you thought about your plumbing? If we had to guess, we’d say the last time you thought about it was when there was a plumbing problem. No one wants to be caught off guard with an unexpected plumbing issue. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of a problem. Our Strittmatter team has rounded up a few plumbing preventative maintenance tips to share with you!

Keep trash out of the toilet

Out of sight, out of mind, right? Not when it comes to the toilet! It might seem harmless to flush the occasional cotton ball, Q-tip, wet wipe, or paper towel. But these items weren’t meant to go down the drain. They don’t break apart like regular toilet paper and can cause clogs deep down in the pipes. A problem like this can equal a costly repair. Update your bathroom with a fresh, stylish waste bin and use that instead of tossing items in the john.

Plumbing Preventative Maintenance Tips

Double check the garbage disposal

While we’re on the subject of keeping things out of your pipes that don’t belong, don’t forget about your garbage disposal! You can read our full write up on garbage disposal safety here. But here’s the shortlist of things to keep out of the sink! Opt for the garbage bin instead.

  • coffee grounds
  • bones
  • potato peels
  • fruit scraps
  • most vegetable scraps
  • eggshells
  • cooked meat scraps
  • nuts
  • banana peels
  • grease
  • asparagus

Plumbing Preventative Maintenance Tips

Don’t wait on a tuneup

If you wait until something is broken to focus on your plumbing, then you’re wasting money! Preventative maintenance keeps your plumbing in top working order and can prevent small problems from becoming big (and costly) issues.

Did you know that Strittmatters’ “Family Saving Club” covers plumbing preventative maintenance? Members will get an expert SuperTech to inspect all exposed drain and water lines, monitor water levels and flush valves, a safety inspection of the water heater and more! Click here to see all the benefits of preventative maintenance.

Plumbing Preventative Maintenance Tips

And one final reminder! Don’t trust just anyone to come into your home. Strittmatter SuperTechs are professionally trained and certified to provide excellent, professional service for you and your family. Our technicians are ready to tackle any problem and help prevent future repairs. Give us a call at 940-566-1122 to at the first sign of any plumbing trouble! Our friendly staff is always here to help.